Dating number plate
So once you know the letter code to look for, visit the appropriate page linked to in the righthand menu, and find out more about when that series was used. DLG in particular was used on five separate occasions during the period this data covers.
It isn't unusual for a letter code to have been used on several different occasions during the 20th Century. The nearest match is the issue from June 1936 onwards.
A search through this section of the oldclassiccar site should help with researching an older car's history.
There are over 600 pages in this section, the data grouped together by registration number location letters.
This clever search facility allows you to see at a glance what we have available in our dateless range.
Being able to shed light on when a car was registered can be a big help when it comes to dating not only old cars and other vehicles, but also photographs that feature older road-registered vehicles.
The location letters are the one or two letters of the alphabet that appear on older vehicles' numberplates which relate to a particular licensing office.
For example, if a 60's car was registered as BND 468G, or a pre-war car as ND 3456, the letters "ND" would be that registration's location letters.
The main benefit of dateless number plates and the reason why they are very popular is that they hide the ages of the vehicles that they are displayed on.
Please note that there are many 'end dates' that have yet to be identified, but where they are known, they have been included.